MACABRE-CADABRA - 2M,1F. One-Act (20 min), A magician with a very dark secret receives
an offer that he... really should refuse.

*Official Selection of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, AK, in 2012*

"A professional magician thought he had everything he ever wanted, until he gets a taste of the
real thing. Will he choose tricks over treats? Or is he happy waving his wand and pulling out a
rabbit? Find out in this inquisitive comedy/drama by Daniel Guyton,
Just one of 7 delightful treats in our Halloween festival." (Press Release, Darkhorse Dramatists,

"I really like your dark, edgy humor in
MACABRE-CADABRA... Your show was wonderful! The
cast [was] so committed and... I could tell how truly delighted they all were to be on stage and part
of it all." (Mary Steelsmith, Playwright's Binge, 2013)

"I read and watched your
MACABRE-CADABRA. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is very funny and
well written. I loved the Faustian bargaining and your incarnation of the Mephistopheles
character. I liked that the stakes go really high at points unexpected." (Karin Fazio Littlefield, Last
Frontier Theatre Conference, 2012)

"We very much loved this piece, we especially loved the 'non happy ending' as it were. Easy to read
and (I would think) watch if you want to just sit back and enjoy. But scratch a little, and there is a
wonderful study of human nature... We had 94 submission and we short-listed 8 of those, so we
felt that your piece was very, very strong." (John Jennings, Pop Culture Theatre, 2015)

-Produced at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR, 2011
-Staged Reading at the
Process Theatre's Play Day Read-A-Thon in Atlanta, GA, 2011
-Produced by
Onstage Atlanta as part A Six Pack of One Acts in Atlanta, GA, 2013
-Produced by
Darkhorse Dramatists in Binghamton, NY, 2013
-Excerpt published in
InterJACtions: Monologues from the Heart of Human Nature, Vol. III, JAC Publishing, 2014
-Published by Next Stage Press as part of
Hilarious Nightmares 2, 2018
-Produced at the
Short & Sweet Dubai Festival in Dubai, UAE, 2019